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Feb 25, 2013 12:00pm EST
university, and former rnc chairman and msnbc political analyst the notorious michael steel. with four days until the sequester deadline, lawmakers are taking a page from the shaggy playbook and saying it wasn't me. >> it's made up. it's been created. i didn't support the sequester because that's a stupid way to cut spending. >> i think the sequester was a stupid thing. i voted against it when it first came up. >> woodward said it was president obama who proposed and promoted the sequester. >> you have as usual in washington a large kabuki going on about who can get blamed. >> it came from the white house, and the president's aides. >> a psychologist and procrastination expert told the a.p., "congress is pretty much the worst, hands down, of any group we ever investigated. they're worse than college students." despite the fact that both sides bought into this plan, action to avert the sequester has been limited. president obama advocates a mixed approach. more than $1 trillion in spending cuts coupled with $680 billion in tax revenue. speaking to the national governor's association a f
Feb 16, 2013 2:00am PST
. let's go at it. our guests very joy read and michael steele former chair of the republican national committee. both very msnbc analysts and good ones. let's take a look at this. is this delay on the hagel vote about playing for time? well, "the new york times" reports today that anti-hagel groups right now are hoping for exactly that. quote, leaders of the group say they expect third efforts to include more phone calls, urging conservative voters to vote no. new efforts to unearth embarrassing details from mr. hagel's past, and potentially a new round of television advertisements pressuring democrats to drop their support for him. it used to be the president got his cabinet. now e you get the entire opposition party to the last man and woman voting against it in what i don't even know is one reason. if you ask all the republicans, what do you do to filibuster this, they won't give you an answer. each will come up with his or her little number. >> because there's no reason to filibuster this nomination. the president has made his choice. he's coming off a very, very strong election.
Jan 31, 2013 11:00pm PST
cuccinelli around? bob shrum is a democratic strategist, and michael steele is a former rnc chairman and msnbc political analyst. bob, i want you to talk about this because it's fairly familiar talk. whether it has any logic to it or not, there is something of a ratchet effect. people have been paying into the social security program. or medicare, same deal. who is 70 years old today who will say i don't want medicare? i only paid into it for the last 50 years. there's an argument these programs become popular. where are the republicans wrong in that they're saying now and cuccinelli's version of the truth? >> well, first of all, people, as you just said, pay into those programs. they pay in all their working lives. secondly, the idea of a social safety net in this country that helps the elderly, that helps people when they're over 65 deal with their health care expenses, that helps the unemployed who, by the way, pay unemployment insurance and before they got unemployed paid the taxes that support food stamps, has been widely accepted in this society, including by ronald reagan. i h
Feb 17, 2013 4:00am PST
republican defeat, anger, discontent and downright hatred. joy reid of the grio and michael steele, former chair of the republican national committee. both are msnbc analysts and good ones. is this delay on the hagel vote about playing for time, hoping new information comes out about him? "the new york times" reports anti-hagel groups are hoping for exactly that. quote, leaders of these groups said in interviews they expected their efforts to include more phone calls, urging conservative voters to tell their senators to vote no. new efforts to unearth embarrassing details from mr. hagel's past and potentially a new round of television advertisements pressuring democrats to drop their support for him. michael steele, it used to be a president got his cabinet. >> yep. >> now when you want your own defense chief, you get to get the entire opposition party to the last man and woman voting against it in what i don't even get is one reason. i mean if you ask all those republicans what did they do to filibuster this they won't give you one answer, each will come up with their own number. >> there
Feb 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
warfare. it's gop civil war. joining me now is michael steele and dana millbank. thank you both for coming on the show tonight. >> good to see you, rev. >> michael, karl rove to save the party from the tea party, do you buy it? >> no, i don't. and i don't think many of the not just tea parties, but grass roots conservatives will. instead of taking those dollars out of the states and hunkering them down here in a newly created super pac in washington, how about investing in the state party organizations around the country to help them build the farm team that is going to be required to win in the future. this is not an overnight success deal, reverend. you cannot come from the s shellacking of '06 and '12 and throw dollars at it. until they realize that, this is a waste of time and a waste of cash. focus on state party ground game organization. focus on building good candidates from the bottom up. running for local offices so the voters get to know who they are, the party gets to vet them in the process. you don't do this one-off craziness where you can just create another outside or
Feb 19, 2013 5:00pm EST
over cliffs? oif got two former party chairs with me, republican michael steele and democrat ed rendell, both msnbc political analysts. let's start with the president this morning in the stark terms he laid out for republicans. it's not just the economy that will suffer from the looming cuts next week. that's march 1st. national security will as well and it's seriously at risk. >> already the threat of these cuts has forced the navy to delay an aircraft carrier that was supposed to deploy to the persian gulf, and as our military leaders have made clear, changes like this, not well thought through, not phased in properly, changes like this affect our ability to respond to threats in unstable parts of the world. >> governor rendell, i just wonder what you think would be the situation, the scenario, if it comes to this. we pick up our paper some day and the newspaper said, carrier group can't make it to persian gulf for lack of funding. i mean, i just wonder if we're ready to face something -- i don't think we ever faced that in world war ii, in korea, in vietnam. we're unable to f
Feb 15, 2013 11:00pm PST
guests are joy reid of the grio and michael steele, former chairman of the republican national committee. both are msnbc analysts and good ones. let's take a look at this. is this delay on the hagel vote about playing for time hoping new information comes out about them? "the new york times" reports today that anti-hagel groups are right now hoping for exactly that. quote, leaders of these groups said in interviews that they expected their efforts to include more phone calls urging conservative voters to tell their senators to vote no, new efforts to unearth embarrassing details from mr. hagel's past, and potentially a new round of television advertisements pressuring democrats to drop their support for him. michael steele, it used to be a president got his cabinet. >> yep. >> now when you want your own defense chief, you get the entire opposition party to the last man and woman voting against it in what i don't even get is one reason. i mean, if you ask all those republicans what do they do to filibuster this, they won't give you one answer. each one will come up with his own or her own
Feb 5, 2013 12:00pm EST
former rnc chairman the notorious michael steele, senior editor at "the atlantic" garansce and queen bee of the joy reid. president obama is making a full court press on policy. after yesterday's speech on gun safety, today he is focussing on immigration. the president is meeting with labor leaders at the white house right now and will speak with business leaders this afternoon. >> members are in class. the judiciary hearing on immigration features testimony from duke, harvard, and nyu professors. republican committee chair bob goodlot says the purpose of the hearing is to educate freshmen congressman who know very little about the complexities of reform. lesson number one is already clear. move past last year's republican rhetoric on self-deportation and electrified fences. >> this debate is often emotionally charged. that's because it's not about abstract statistics and concepts, but rather about real people with real problems trying to provide a better life for their families. >> we seek to harmonize two foundational preaccepts. number one is humanity. number two is respe
Feb 12, 2013 2:30am PST
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Feb 12, 2013 3:00am PST
signs they are willing to do in a non-presidential election. >> i do think, michael steele, the republicans will see the president talk on guns tonight and see the victims of newtown. i think that's going to cut through. we've all had these moments and said the union addresses ab had these moments and maybe there won't be an assault weapon ban and maybe won't go after thes a 99 high capacity magazines. but republicans will have a hard time saying no to background checks and saying no to gun trafficking laws. if they do say no to these items that are 9010s, we used to go around the hill saying it's 8020, 80-20 negative. if it's 80-20, that train's coming an you get out of the way. this is 90-10. my question is will republicans be stupid enough to follow the extremist wing of the nra, a small portion of the nra membership against the universal background checks and gun trafficking. are we going to be that dumb. >> they used to be for it. >> that's the point. they were for it. >> there's no doubt about it. there are some who will tow that particular line. the vast majority the way
Feb 1, 2013 8:00pm EST
. karen finney and michael steele on clinton's right-wing call-out. >>> the stock market closes over 14,000. exxon has record profits, and income inequality has never been worse. senator bernie sanders on the fight ahead. >>> scott brown is out, and geraldo is in. >> this is a real-life horror story, and it will give small children bad dreams. >> we've got rivera's first senate campaign commercial ahead. >>> michelle goldberg, michael tamaski and gene robinson are here to talk about the legacy of ed koch. >>> beer prices could rise, but not if president obama has anything to say about it. we've got the details on the next move by the department of justice on anheuser-busch. >>> ten years ago today, the space shuttle columbia tragedy rocked the country. today a new shocking story of what nasa knew has america talking. we have the real story here tonight. good to have you with us tonight. folks, thanks for watching. a big thank you tonight for hillary clinton for finally saying what really needed to be said. today was clinton's final day as secretary of state. she begins her life as a
Feb 2, 2013 3:00am EST
the show. joining me tonight is karen finney, former dnc communications director, and michael steele, msnbc contributor and former chairman of the rnc. great to have both of you with us on this friday evening. michael, you first. >> good to see you, ed. >> will the republican party listen to hillary clinton? does she have merit to what she is saying? >> well, if you put it like that, ed, the answer is probably not. but i think that the underlying argument that hillary puts out there is something that we need to pay some close attention to. you know, i think the takeaway from the hearings the past week, and just looking at this from a partisan political perspective was we didn't serve our interests very well. we never clarified the key questions that i thought needed to be asked. and hillary quite aptly in that clip there, turkey? where are you getting your facts from. from the party standpoint, i get the idea of wanting to drill down on benghazi and all these issues, but we're scattered. we're all over the place there is no cohesion there is no current message there is no sense of where we'
Feb 11, 2013 7:00pm EST
bean counters. and michael steele former republican national committee chairman. welcome, gentlemen. bob lutz, let me go to you. what do you want to hear from the president tomorrow night? >> well, i'd like to hear a genuine jobs creation scheme, a reduction or certainly a mitigation of a lot of current regulations. and less emphasis on green energy schemes. i was very somewhat frightened by the inaugural address citing global warming as the -- co2 reduction as the number one priority. that sounds to me like more green energy schemes and a deemphasis on something like exploiting the nation's plentiful shale gas reserves which if properly exploited could make us hugely competitive as a manufacturer. but i'm afraid all that's going to be on the back burner because according to the inaugural address, the number one priority is abatement of co2. and you can't abate co2 without destroying economic activity. >> robert wolfe, you heard bob lutz. i want to add to that. there was a lot of talk in the papers today. infrastructure, manufacturing. i guess onshore manufacturing. but clean energy
Feb 27, 2013 4:00pm PST
on jeopardy. and michael steele is the former chair of the republican committee. both are msnbc in house thinkers. thank you guys. this is important. the public isn't liking this subject. i don't like it. i find the word sequester awful. it reminds me of the o.j. case. i don't want to hear about it again. but friday night there's going to be this dramatic sort of sitting together. the president is going to sit with these leaders. what can possibly get done before midnight when the act is already in effect basically? the government's going to stop spending $85 billion. >> i don't think anything's going to happen. >> why did the president call them down to meet? >> i think quite frankly they're starting the negotiations for what's going to happen a few weeks or a few months into this when people start feeling the real pain in these communities. i don't think it's theater. i think it's the beginning of how we're ultimately going to get out of this. nobody's going to move at this point unless republicans are willing to talk about tax revenue to make it more balanced. >> and democrats a
Feb 10, 2013 3:00pm PST
in 2009, the country's response to him being elected was to put in michael steele as head and bobby jindal do the rebuttal. bobby was awful. michael was quickly run out. marco has to be very careful so he doesn't come across as another attempt to prove there's diversity to the gop. he has to prove himself to be a capable politician. not because he's latino but capable because he's capable. that to me is the tricky part. not to look like a token for the republican party but a force for the republican party. >> let's bring up the cover of "time" magazine. i want to get your response to this. he is dubbed as the republican savior. talk about having a lot riding on your shoulders. lz, do you think this is too much? >> well, you know, what he needs to do is remind people that he doesn't dictate what the headlines say. he doesn't even get to choose the photos they use on the cover. besides giving the interview, he has nothing to do with the image. i think he did a good job in terms of responding to that saying i have one savior, jesus christ. turning the focus back to what's important to
Feb 6, 2013 9:00am PST
how they view the gop message. >> we had michael steele on the show yesterday and he said the democrats went through a similar crisis 20 years ago and they formed various committees, they circled the wagons and figured out a new path forward for the democratic party. do you think that this is parallel what is happening inside republican party to what happened inside the -- sorry, what's happening in the republican party is parallel or comparable to what happened inside the democrat he can party two decades ago? >> it has a lot of the same elements. i don't think it's quite the same. i think the internal dynamics are so different in what they were the democratic party 20, 30 years ago that it's not that comparable. by the way, john, so glad to hear you call it social insurance reform, not entitlement reform. i hate that word. >> or earned benefit. >> an example of how democrats have seeded the ideological battle that they've embraced that term, which initially they resi resisted. at least pat money moynihan resisted it. >> everybody's trying to find the republican bill clinton.
Feb 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
michael steele. michael, for the defense, is the republican party capable of garnering all kinds of fringe voters, people on the very hard right, without having right wing candidates as your nominees and losing elections? how do they do both? >> look, this whole idea of having another pac is just to me -- it's just too out there. all you have to do to get together, organize at the state parties, put the state parties in charge of the political process. when i was state chairman, when i was a county chairman, i had to instill the discipline at the state level to make sure we were grooming and developing the kind of candidates you want to run. you just can't leave it to an open process and then swing in with yet another pac that's going to divert money away from the state, concentrated here for consultants and vendors in washington, and then complain afterwards, as we saw in 2012, when you get your clock cleaned again, oh, gee, it's the candidates, oh, gee, it's the state party. there's got to be a concerted effort by the rnc to get off their behinds, get involved in the states, and m
Feb 21, 2013 5:00pm EST
, such damage and moral to the people. democrat ed rendell and republican michael steele. gentlemen, i want to start with you, michael, because i know you will disagree with me and that's what this is about. i read a lot of good reporting today, not analysis, but good reporting from your side of the aisle, further right than you i believe, that says, great, let's have sequestration. let's short the pentagon. let's cut $85 billion out of the hide of the economy. let's remove hope from the country, maybe risk a second dip because it all helps the republican party and the ideology of lower government, less government. your thoughts. >> well, i doubt you read that they said well, you know, let's take hope out of the country and ruin the economy. but i get your point. what i find interesting in your argument, chris, is that you seem to overlook the fact that you have just as many democrats out there screaming the same thing on the left starting with someone like howard dean. you're also overlooking the fact that this whole idea of sequestration emanated out of the economic team of the wh
Feb 22, 2013 9:00am PST
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Search Results 0 to 49 of about 75 (some duplicates have been removed)